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Branwen

[bran-wen] /ˈbræn wɛn/
noun, Welsh Legend.
1.
a sister of Bran: her son, by Matholwych, was killed by Evnissyen.
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  • All this, I admit, sounds very selfish, but you asked me what part Branwen should play in regard to my schemes.

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  • Then Beniah shouted, with just a shade of anxiety, “Branwen!”

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  • The instant they were gone Branwen pushed the plank-bridge across the chasm, and disappeared in the secret cave.

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  • Branwen pursed her lips into the form of an O and opened her eyes wide.

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  • We need scarcely say that the search for Branwen proved fruitless.

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  • Branwen felt that her only chance was to put a bold face on matters.

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  • In this tale, Branwen is introduced as the sister of Manawyddan, the king of all Britain, and as the “fairest maid in the world.”

  • The cause of it is the unaccountable disappearance of the girl named Branwen.

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  • The princess remained speechless, for her friend Branwen stood before her.

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  • Hafrydda, do you think there is no stronger feeling than pity for me in the heart of Branwen?

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Word Origin and History for Branwen

fem. proper name, from Welsh bran "raven" + (g)wen "fair." Daughter of Llyr, she was one of the legendary heroines of Wales.

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